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3 de Dezembro de 2019.

‘De Hamse Wuiten’- The Legend

Now I’ll take you on a trip to the very root of my hometown, to the time when it almost sprouted freshly from the ground.  It was in the riverbanks of the calm river ‘Durme’, in the middle of Flanders, the people of Hamme found their habitat. Most of them where humble farmers, who thrived on the rich soil the shore provided.  One farmer, in particular, Kamiel, was a friend to everything that was covered in fur and feathers. Even the wildwood creatures, otherwise so shy, came to his call. They ate from his hand and even lay at his feet. The sun shone brightly on the day this marvelous little colored Flemish Jay landed on his shoulder. The two […]
2 de Dezembro de 2019.

Amazónia arde, degelo nos Andes

Estudo mostra relação entre os incêndios na floresta tropical da Amazónia brasileira, peruana e boliviana e o aumento do degelo nos glaciares da cordilheira dos Andes. Os incêndios na floresta amazónica, sobretudo na Bolívia, Peru e Brasil, podem estar a acelerar a perda de glaciares nos Andes. O inesperado efeito secundário dos fogos da Amazónia foi confirmado por uma equipa de cientistas que analisou, pela primeira vez, o impacto deste fenómeno no gelo da cordilheira dos Andes. O estudo, publicado na última edição da revista Scientific Reports, alerta para as consequências sociais e ambientais e de longo alcance dos problemas na Amazónia, sublinhando que não podem ser encarados com um problema regional. “A conclusão mais importante deste trabalho é que […]
1 de Dezembro de 2019.

The legend of the loch ness monster

The most famous Scottish Cryptid, the Loch Ness Monster. A man stands on the banks of the great loch, the sky is dark and the fog is rolling in. Something stirs in the water, he squints but he cannot see it clearly. Then suddenly he sees it, a creature peeking above the water, a creature or perhaps a beast? No, a monster. The Loch Ness Monster. Loch Ness is the second largest and deepest lochs (lakes) in the country, the water is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the area. This, combined with the bad weather frequently experienced in the Highlands of Scotland, makes this the perfect lake for sightings of a cryptid or mythical […]
30 de Novembro de 2019.

O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal

Estudo anual com 24 países europeus faz retrato preocupante. O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal é dos piores. Portugal fica no sétimo lugar a contar do fim, numa lista de 24 países europeus, no que toca ao bem-estar financeiro. A lista é liderada pela Alemanha, Áustria e Suécia. No fundo da tabela ficam Grécia, no último lugar, precedida da Lituânia e da Polónia. A tabela baseia-se na resposta de 24 mil consumidores europeus sobre a capacidade de pagarem as contas a tempo, a aquisição de crédito, as poupanças e a literacia financeira. Portugal fica abaixo da média europeia. O retrato nacional é preocupante. E o europeu não é muito melhor, em termos gerais. “Apesar das melhorias na economia nacional, os consumidores […]
29 de Novembro de 2019.

A legend of Ireland

Michael Collins was a soldier and a politician who was an important part in fighting for Ireland’s independence in the 20th century. Around that time there was a lot of tension in Ireland as Britain was trying to take over.  Michael was born in Cork in 1890. After he left school, he worked in London for nine years and it was here that he became involved in Irish nationalist politics. He became a member of the main nationalist party in Ireland at the time and still today, Sinn Fein, in 1908 and later joined the IRB; the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He then returned to Dublin in January 1916 and took part in the Easter Rising, On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group […]
28 de Novembro de 2019.

Enfraqueceu-se uma bactéria

Equipa do cientista português Pedro H. Oliveira conseguiu tirar força a uma bactéria que causa infecções nos hospitais. O grande objectivo é vir a desenvolver um medicamento a partir desta descoberta. A bactéria resistente a antibióticos Clostridioides difficile tem causado muitas infecções em meio hospitalar. Consegue transmitir-se com facilidade devido à formação de esporos – células hibernadas que têm uma actividade metabólica reduzida e resistem praticamente a todos os desinfectantes dos hospitais. E se conseguíssemos tirar força à bactéria através dos esporos? Foi isso que uma equipa de cientistas dos EUA e de França – que inclui o português Pedro H. Oliveira – fez: conseguiu que a C. difficile perdesse a sua capacidade de formar esporos e, dessa forma, enfraquecesse. […]
27 de Novembro de 2019.

The legend of Smok Wawelski

Every nation has its own traditions, and an integral part of these traditions are countless myths and legends. Even though they are considered only partially true they still constitute an important aspect of national heritage. At first oral, then written stories are handed down from generation to generation. Despite changing times and cultural trends the great national value of these stories remains intact across the centuries, enriching the national culture and identity of the people. Poland also has its own legends about kings or princesses but the most famous is about the dragon, well known to every Polish child, is the legendary Smok Wawelski who inhabited a cave near the Wawel Castle in Kraków. “Once upon a time there was […]
26 de Novembro de 2019.

Menos 7,6 % de CO2 até 2030

Este é o valor apontado pelo Programa das Nações Unidas para o Ambiente para se consiguir atingir o objectivo de manter o aumento de temperature abaixo dos 1,5 graus Celsius. A última década foi de “falhanço colectivo”. Os alertas têm sido muitos e cada vez mais prementes: o mundo está em emergência climática e não há tempo a perder – o momento de agir é agora. Isso mesmo é vincado no mais recente relatório do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Ambiente (PNUA) sobre o fosso entre a redução de emissões de gases com efeito de estufa (GEE) que os países conseguirão se cumprirem os seus planos actuais e a redução que precisaríamos de obter para que fossem cumpridas as […]
25 de Novembro de 2019.

Culturally active countries

Macedonia – one of the most culturally active countries The region of Macedonia is one of the most culturally active in Europe. For the last few centuries, the region was determined by the neighbouring states, leaving no room for the local people to establish their own country. It was only in the 20th century that the Macedonian people were able to establish their own state. Ancient times  Humans were settling in these regions since the Neolithic period. Soon after, the region was occupied by the Greeks and was influenced by their culture but, in turn, also influenced Greek politics. With the rise of Alexander the Great, a Macedonian, the region experienced its first peak, which made the ancient kingdom of […]
24 de Novembro de 2019.

Tempo excessivo nas creches

Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família, defende a vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos. O tempo que as crianças passam nas creches portuguesas é desadequado para o seu desenvolvimento, considera a Ordem dos Psicólogos, alertando para o perigo de estes espaços se transformarem num mero “depósito de crianças”. Os bebés até aos dois anos deveriam passar apenas as manhãs na creche. O resto do dia deveria ser passado com a família — com os pais ou com os avós, explicou à Lusa Sofia Ramalho, vice-presidente da Ordem dos Psicólogos (OP). “Já entre os dois e os três anos o horário pode esticar um bocadinho, […]
20 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna

It is nearly the only example of Austrian Rococo style It was built as the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers and is located in Hietzing, Vienna. The Baroque Palace has about 1441 rooms and is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. In 1569, King Maximilian II bought the place where the palace is now to use it for hunting. One year later the hunting lodge was built. Nearly 100 years later, King Leopold I assigned his son Joseph I, to build a new palace. In 1688 a plan was made, which would even excel the palace of Versailles. But it would be much too expensive and so in 1700, a much smaller […]
18 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Centre Georges Pompidou

The controversial architecture of the building. The Centre Georges Pompidou is a building in Paris, in the Beaubourg area. This building is known for its atypical architecture, it was designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. In this building, we can find the musée National d’Art Moderne, a Library and the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). This building was built in 1977 and named after the French President Georges Pompidou from 1969 to 1974. The project was decided by President Georges Pompidou but the idea of multicultural complex came from André Malraux in the 1960s because Paris needed a new place for art and literature. The architecture of this building is controversial, people love it or hate it. […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Adeus, Opportunity

Após 15 anos, a missão do robô Opportunity terminou. Deixa-nos provas de que Marte pode ter tido vida no passado e muitas imagens bonitas do planeta vermelho. Opportunity – o duradouro robô da NASA que só foi concebido para caminhar na superfície de Marte durante três meses – parou de comunicar com a Terra depois de 15 anos de missão, revelou esta quarta-feira a NASA. Termina assim a missão do robô da agência espacial norte-americana que mais tempo viveu em Marte. Este era um fim já previsível. Os engenheiros da missão perderam contacto com o veículo movido a energia solar a 10 de Junho de 2018 durante uma tempestade de poeira que assolou Marte. Desde então, a equipa da NASA […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Architecture: The Penguin Pool

An example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision The penguin pool which is placed in the London Zoo is a beautiful example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision. Completed in 1934, it encapsulated an architectural transformation that was occurring in Britain at the time. Lubetkin who was a Jewish-Georgian immigrant to London pioneered modernism in the 1930s. His work transmitted and postulated the idea that architecture was a tool of social progression. Inspired by the French architect Auguste Perret, while studying in Paris, Lubetkin encompassed and embodied ideas of re-working the neoclassical style with newer materials like concrete. His architectural style was massively popular in Britain before the war, however, afterward, his ideas were halted by staunch conservatism and a […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Wewelsburg Castle

They tried to burn the whole castle down, luckily without success. The most famous monument, in the region I live in, is the Wewelsburg Castle. It is a huge triangular Castle/fortress, whose history started in 1123, as a small, soon to be destroyed, city Wall like building. From 1301 until the 19th century, the Castle belonged to noblemen, bishops and the Prussian state and was more or less unknown to the overall population of Germany. This vastly changed in the 20th century during the time of the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS (an elite police force of the Nazi regime), chose the Wewelsburg Castle as its headquarters, with the plan to turn it into the […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Moszna castle

It looks like is from a fairytale. The castle in Moszna looks like it is from a fairytale. In the last years, it became one of the most popular monuments on the South of Poland. The castle impresses from the first sight. It has ninety-nine towers and three hundred sixty-five rooms. It was built in XVIII century in Baroque style. In 1896 a big part of the building was lost in the fire but it was rebuilt later and also new wings of the castle were built at the end of XIX and at the beginning of the XX century. The castle belonged to the noble family- Tiele-Winckler from Silesia who lived there until 1945. From that time the castle […]